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10 Minute Guide to Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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10 Minute Guide to Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


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  • Copyright 2002
  • Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Pages: 192
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-2737-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-2737-4

Because most people don't have the luxury of sitting down uninterrupted for hours at a time to learn Windows XP, this 10-Minute Guide focuses on the most often used features, covering them in lessons designed to take 10 minutes or less to complete. In addition, this guide teaches the user how to use Visio without relying on technical jargon, by providing straightforward, easy-to-follow explanations and lists of numbered steps that tell the user which keys to press and which options to select.

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Table of Contents


1. What's New in Windows XP.

Checking Out the Revamped Start Menu. Using the Task Pane in Folder Windows. Using the Control Panel. Learning About Other Windows XP Highlights.

2. Understanding the Windows XP Desktop.

What's on the Desktop? Displaying the Start Menu. Working with Desktop Icons. Viewing the Taskbar and System Tray. Working with Windows.

3. Starting Programs.

Starting a Program from the Start Menu. Starting a Program from a Shortcut Icon. Switching Between Programs. Exiting a Program.

4. Working with Documents.

Saving a Document. Closing a Document. Opening a Document. Creating a New Document.

5. Using My Computer to Organize Your Folders.

Opening My Computer. Opening Drives and Folders. Navigating Folders. Creating a New Folder. Working with Folders.

6. Managing Files.

Displaying and Selecting Files. Deleting a File. Undeleting a File. Renaming a File. Copying a File. Moving a File.

7. Finding Files.

Viewing and Sorting Files. Searching for Documents.

8. Printing.

Adding a Printer. Setting Printing Preferences and Properties. Printing a Document. Viewing and Canceling Print Jobs.

9. Sending E-mail.

Setting Up Your E-mail Account. Checking Your E-mail. Responding to Mail. Creating and Sending New Mail. Deleting and Printing Messages. Exiting and Disconnecting. Getting More from E-mail.

10. Browsing the Internet.

Setting Up Your Internet Connection. Starting Internet Explorer. Using Links to Navigate. Typing a Web Address. Searching the Internet. Customizing Internet Explorer. Exiting and Logging Off the Internet.

11. Sending and Receiving Faxes.

Configuring the Fax Console. Sending a Fax. Receiving and Viewing a Fax.

12. Working with Pictures.

Using a Scanner or Digital Camera. Setting Up a Scanner or Digital Camera. Printing Pictures. E-mail Pictures. Ordering Photo Prints from the Internet.

13. Playing Music.

Playing and Recording Sounds with Sound Recorder. Playing an Audio CD. Working with Windows Media Player. Using Other Windows Media Player Features.

14. Using Other Windows XP Accessories.

Using Windows Movie Maker. Playing Games. Using Calculator. Using the Command Prompt. Using WordPad. Using Paint.

15. Customizing the Windows XP Desktop.

Customizing the Taskbar. Customizing the Start Menu. Customizing the Desktop.

16. Setting Up Programs.

Installing Programs. Installing Windows Updates. Installing Windows Components. Uninstalling Programs. Creating a Shortcut to a Program. Pinning a Program to the Start Menu.

17. Maintaining Your PC.

Restarting and Shutting Down the Computer. Getting Help. Displaying System Properties. Displaying Disk Information. Using Disk Tools. Using System Restore.

18. Setting Up Windows for Multiple Users or Networking.

Setting Up Windows for Multiple Users. Home Networking Basics.

19. Setting Up New Hardware.

Setting Up New Hardware. Updating and Troubleshooting Devices.

20. Using Accessibility Features.

Using Accessibility Programs. Using Accessibility Control Panel Options.


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